Godwin Elewana to die by hanging — Appeal Court .

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The appeal court sitting in calabar ,cross river state has confirmed the decision of the high court in calabar which sentenced Godwin Elewana ,an ex NNPC employee to death .

Mr Elewana had appealed against the ruling of the high court which sentenced him to death by hanging for allegedly killing Douglas Oyigbo,22yrs old student , who was dating his daughter .

Godwin Elewana in court
Godwin Elewana in court

Delivering the judgement, Justice Y. Ninpar said ;

“The court, having gone through all the evidence and addresses by counsels for both parties, finds the judgement of the lower court credible and therefore valid before the law.”

“The prosecution team also proved the second ingredient of the murder, which was the intentional act. To have fired the victim twice with his pump action gun, I agree that the killing was intentional and I hereby find the accused person guilty of murder.

Subject to Section 319 of the Criminal Code of Cross River State, any person who commits murder is sentenced to death by hanging.”

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